Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I usually crib about the airlines we travel on.
And Paramount airways is an exception. Great flight, great travel and more than anything else the plane landed like a dream. No plonking on the runway this time. Came to know that the pilot was firang. And apparently Paramount had trouble taking off because Indian food didnt agree with the pilots. Poor things. There must be some way of getting them used the food here. Inflight food was great too. The flight was delayed by 2 hours or so from Madurai and during which time I tried to clear some of my backlogue. Thanks to WiFi. Wish all cities will be WiFi enabled and we can pay internet bills as we do now for dial up or broad band accounts. That will be the day!
Another interesting thing was that when we were exiting Madurai Railway station there was a board saying that area was WiFi enabled. Chennai railway station has no WiFi but Madurai does?? I was totally stunned.. now can someone tell me whether that is true?
Three days in Madurai .. great time. Did I mention the super fun I am having hosting this show???

Also got in touch with a couple of classmates from 6th standard I had lost touch with. Must say Orkut is a great place. It felt good to be back in touch and catching up on lost times. And also realized how time flies. I think by the time I realize what happened, I will be 48.
Also talking of time whooshing by, its sad how several people waste it. I used to do it once, and when mom used to tell me that this leisure will never come and that I should make use of it to learn as much as I can, the truth rings too loudly in my ears now. The youth have so much energy to harness and so much time. A lot dont attend college. But my classmate for the Msc program, who is also teacher told me that the students were supra burdened with education that when they reach college they couldnt care less. Also she said there is not much difference in the syllabus of the first two years in Physics and Maths bachelor programs. And they dont want to take classes. SO much can be learnt. Perfecting small skills. And once the youth empower themselves the country can prosper. No use saying India is the way it is because of this and that. And people who dont know what to do with their time are interested in disrupting others'. Thats the main problem around here. People want to be jobless enough to degrade themselves. When will we learn?

8 comments:

bharat said...

"Chennai railway station has no WiFi but Madurai does??"

Chennai railway station is the cheapest place to browse in Chennai if you have a lappy. 1 Re. an hour (2 bucks for a platform ticket, 2 hours validity)

It has had WiFi for a looong time now.



"But my classmate for the Msc program, who is also teacher told me that the students were supra burdened with education that when they reach college they couldnt care less"

Soooo true.

Ji said...

Its good to see that madurai railway has Wifi... even though i am from madurai... i dont know madurai has that.. felt like beign to maduarai after reading your blog....hey its me Jameerr from orkut...

ILA(a)இளா said...

// When will we learn?//
have to wait for a revolution

Inigo Fernando said...

i think wi-fi is no more a gizmo thing these days. I stayed in a hotel in Vizag last week and was surprised to find that the hotel had wifi.I met a principal of a college in tirunelveli while travelling in train and came to know that all hostels in their college have wifi. Technology spread faster that forest fire and at a cheaper price :-).

Nat said...

I guess Chennai Central Railway station was supposed to have a WiFi as far as I knew.. dunno whats happening right now.

Delhi_tamilan said...

Welcome to Madurai, it's great that you have visited my home town.. I hope you got time to visit Meenakshi Amman Temple!, btw did people recognise you over there... anyways.. I miss my city very much now... anyways...all the best...

sathish said...

// but Madurai does?? I was totally stunned.. now can someone tell me whether that is true? //

hey... don you madurai is a cosmopolitan city ya :)

don underestimate it :)

Nice Blog!

Sriram said...

hi chinmayi,

first time commenting in ur blog.. actually was reading all ur posts!! and theres a lot more to read..

read this post abt madurai.. and tats true!! madurai railway station is Wifi enabled!! and do u know.. madurai railway station once got award for cleanliness!!! (though the city lacks it!!). It's really one of the best maintained stations in TN..

and ur voice.. its awesome!! daily my comp wud play KM song atleast once!! really good voice.. all d best!!